A low-cost entry into C-based system-level design is available in Celoxica's Platform Developer's Package (PDP). The package lets designers target C algorithms to off-the-shelf development boards or evaluate C-based design methodologies. Board-support packages are available for the Celoxica RC200 and RC2000 development boards and for the Altera NIOS development board. The PDP costs $1900. Development boards are options. More information can be found online at www.celoxica.com.